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Smiths Row is a contemporary art gallery working with artists to create exhibitions, public art projects and a strong educational programme of activity in Suffolk. It is based at the heart of the historic town of Bury St Edmunds. The Gallery is also the main centre for contemporary craft in the East and works closely with makers and craft organisations across the UK.
The Gallery is a registered educational charity and brings high quality contemporary art and craft by UK and International artists to audiences across West Suffolk. Smiths Row, formerly known as Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, operates from an elegant and historic, Grade I listed building in an area of the town known as The Market Cross. This building was remodelled by Robert Adam, a leading architect of the Georgian period who commissioned leading artists of his day to create works of art and design for his architectural projects including Angelica Kauffman and John Flaxman. Smiths Row has continued this tradition by commissioning leading artists and designers to make works of art responding to the architecture of the space and furniture for their visitor library, the Art Lounge.
Smiths Row is a great place to see new, thought provoking work. Visit them and share ideas with artists and designers from Britain and abroad and take part in their wide range of workshops and social events.
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